Injectable fillers also referred to as dermal fillers, are used for cosmetic enhancement to the face. Fillers enhance your appearance in a variety of ways, from plumping up your lips and adding facial contours to removing wrinkles and minimizing the appearance of scars.
Types of Fillers
The gel-like substance in dermal fillers may consist of several different FDA approved elements. Several are natural, and each one has its own benefits.
- Collagen- Collagen-based fillers are derived from natural sources, and often from your own They plump your skin, help with contouring, and reduce wrinkles. Collagen fillers are temporary, lasting 3 to 4 months.
- Fat- Fat fillers are harvested from your own These injections can diminish scarring and wrinkles, plump up lips, and deliver a more youthful look. This temporary dermal filler lasts for about 3 to 6 months.
- Poly-L-lactic Acid- This synthetic compound is biodegradable. This thick filler usually lasts for more than two It’s appropriate for addressing deep facial lines and wrinkles. Though not a naturally occurring substance, it has been used in the body safely for many years. This injectable typically also includes collagen.
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) – Our bones hold CaHA naturally. The filler contains nearly microscopic calcium particles suspended in gel. This is a thick filler that typically lasts for about 12 months. CaHA is suitable for eliminating wrinkles and deep It may also stimulate the natural production of collagen.
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – Our bodies create HA naturally to keep your skin hydrated and plump. This is a temporary filler that your body absorbs naturally over a 6-month to 12-month period, though the result may last longer than one year for some patients.
- Polymethylmethacrylate Microspheres (PMMA) – PMMA is another synthetic with a long history of safe use. As a filler, it forms a tiny ball called a microsphere that remains under your skin permanently.
Trust the Professionals
If you’re considering fillers, consult a trained professional like Dr. Roach, who is experienced in this procedure to ensure both natural looking results and your safety. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation, call us today at 813-528-8744.